The first table below looks at the demand for knowledge and experience of Microsoft products and/or services in IT contracts advertised for the South East region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Microsoft over the 3 months to 23 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Vendors for the South East region.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

The figures below represent the IT contractor job market in general and are NOT representative of contractor rates within the Microsoft Corporation.

Location
3 months to
23 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft
Rank 5 5 7
Rank change year-on-year
0 +2
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 1301 1279 1194
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 14.39% 15.17% 12.14%
As % of the Vendors category 30.09% 30.78% 24.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 613 629 521
Average daily rate
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£350 £350 £338
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +3.70%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £165 £175 £215
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £450 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £330 £330 £325
% change year-on-year
- +1.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 126 123 140
Average hourly rate £15.00 £13.50 £15.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+11.11% -12.90%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.47 £9.18 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £25.00 £30.50 £35.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £14.50 £15.00
% change year-on-year
+3.44% -3.33%
Vendors Category
South East
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Vendors category
4323 4155 4800
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 47.80% 49.28% 48.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 2145 2060 2069
Average daily rate £350 £363 £360
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.44% +0.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £210 £208 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 245 320 340
Average hourly rate £16.49 £19.50 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-15.43% -2.50%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £12.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £38.10 £41.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £19.50 £19.00
% change year-on-year
-10.25% +2.63%
Microsoft
England

Microsoft
Jobs Demand Trend in the South East

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Microsoft across the South East region as a proportion of the total demand within the Vendors category.

Microsoft Jobs Demand Trend in the South East

Microsoft
Daily Rate Trend in the South East

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Microsoft across the South East region.

Microsoft Daily Rate Trend in the South East

Microsoft
Daily Rate Histogram in the South East

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Microsoft across the South East region over the 3 months to 23 July 2014.

Microsoft Daily Rate Histogram in the South East

Microsoft
Hourly Rate Trend in the South East

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Microsoft across the South East region.

Microsoft Hourly Rate Trend in the South East

Microsoft
Hourly Rate Histogram in the South East

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Microsoft across the South East region over the 3 months to 23 July 2014.

Microsoft Hourly Rate Histogram in the South East

Microsoft
Contract Job Locations in the South East

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Microsoft within the South East region over the 3 months to 23 July 2014. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
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statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Hampshire 0 361 £335 -4.28% 110
Berkshire -3 300 £390 +11.42% 122
Surrey -2 193 £350 +3.70% 92
Buckinghamshire +4 179 £301 -7.53% 46
West Sussex +1 106 £318 -15.33% 23
Oxfordshire +2 71 £350 +1.52% 42
East Sussex +1 33 £188 -49.15% 26
Kent -10 23 £318 -0.78% 31
Middlesex 0 22 £410 +13.88% 8
M4 Corridor +7 1 - -
Thames Valley - - - -
Home Counties - - - -
Isle of Wight - - - - 2
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England

Microsoft
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 23 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the South East region citing Microsoft also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited Microsoft.

1 1171 (42.72%) Windows
2 1010 (36.85%) MS Excel
3 733 (26.74%) MS Office
4 645 (23.53%) Active Directory
5 581 (21.20%) Security Cleared
6 468 (17.07%) SQL
7 429 (15.65%) .NET
8 424 (15.47%) SQL Server
9 400 (14.59%) SC Cleared
10 373 (13.61%) Windows 7
11 361 (13.17%) ITIL
12 357 (13.02%) Finance
13 320 (11.67%) MS Exchange
14 319 (11.64%) SharePoint
15 318 (11.60%) C#
16 314 (11.46%) Windows Server 2008
17 312 (11.38%) VMware
18 303 (11.05%) Project Management
19 285 (10.40%) Oracle
20 277 (10.11%) Windows Server 2003
21 275 (10.03%) ASP.NET
22 272 (9.92%) HP
23 250 (9.12%) JavaScript
24 247 (9.01%) HTML
24 247 (9.01%) Microsoft Certification
25 246 (8.97%) Citrix
26 226 (8.25%) Migration
27 219 (7.99%) Windows XP
28 210 (7.66%) DV Cleared
29 201 (7.33%) Cisco

Microsoft
Top Related IT Skills in the South East by Category

For the 6 months to 23 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the South East region citing Microsoft also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited Microsoft. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 320 (11.67%) MS Exchange
2 319 (11.64%) SharePoint
3 139 (5.07%) Exchange Server 2010
4 132 (4.82%) IIS
5 69 (2.52%) Lync
6 60 (2.19%) Exchange Server 2003
7 57 (2.08%) BizTalk Server
8 54 (1.97%) Exchange Server 2013
9 51 (1.86%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
9 51 (1.86%) Exchange Server 2007
10 48 (1.75%) SharePoint 2010
11 47 (1.71%) SharePoint Server
12 46 (1.68%) IBM Notes
13 43 (1.57%) SharePoint 2013
14 31 (1.13%) CMS
15 28 (1.02%) Apache
16 26 (0.95%) MS Project Server
17 20 (0.73%) SAS
18 18 (0.66%) Lotus Domino
19 13 (0.47%) WebSphere
Applications
1 1010 (36.85%) MS Excel
2 733 (26.74%) MS Office
3 194 (7.08%) MS Project
4 160 (5.84%) MS PowerPoint
5 104 (3.79%) MS Visio
6 29 (1.06%) Spreadsheet
7 22 (0.80%) Photoshop
8 17 (0.62%) Adobe Illustrator
9 14 (0.51%) AutoCAD
10 10 (0.36%) InDesign
11 9 (0.33%) OmniGraffle
12 7 (0.26%) InfoPath
13 6 (0.22%) Adobe Captivate
13 6 (0.22%) Fireworks
13 6 (0.22%) PowerPivot
14 5 (0.18%) Acrobat
15 4 (0.15%) Open Workbench
15 4 (0.15%) PaintShop Pro
16 2 (0.073%) SPSS
17 1 (0.036%) Quicktime
Business Applications
1 108 (3.94%) Dynamics CRM
2 44 (1.61%) Dynamics AX
3 31 (1.13%) Oracle EBS
4 17 (0.62%) Dynamics NAV
4 17 (0.62%) Remedy ITSM
5 12 (0.44%) Dynamics GP
6 10 (0.36%) BusinessWorks
7 7 (0.26%) Oracle Applications
8 6 (0.22%) Staffware
8 6 (0.22%) TIBCO iProcess
9 4 (0.15%) SAP HR
10 3 (0.11%) SAP FI
10 3 (0.11%) SAP FI/CO
10 3 (0.11%) SAP CO
11 2 (0.073%) SAP Oil and Gas
11 2 (0.073%) assyst
11 2 (0.073%) SAP CRM
11 2 (0.073%) Cerner Millennium
11 2 (0.073%) SAP GRC
12 1 (0.036%) Oracle EBS R12
Cloud Services
1 56 (2.04%) Office 365
2 36 (1.31%) Microsoft Azure
3 28 (1.02%) SaaS
4 18 (0.66%) Amazon AWS
5 15 (0.55%) IaaS
6 5 (0.18%) Cloud Computing
7 4 (0.15%) Amazon EC2
7 4 (0.15%) PaaS
8 2 (0.073%) Google Apps
Communications & Networking
1 184 (6.71%) Firewall
2 145 (5.29%) DNS
3 137 (5.00%) SAN
4 127 (4.63%) TCP/IP
5 102 (3.72%) Internet
6 93 (3.39%) LAN
7 89 (3.25%) WAN
8 85 (3.10%) DHCP
9 81 (2.96%) VPN
10 49 (1.79%) VoIP
11 40 (1.46%) LDAP
12 37 (1.35%) SMTP
13 34 (1.24%) Wireless
14 32 (1.17%) X.400
14 32 (1.17%) Network Security
15 26 (0.95%) X.500
15 26 (0.95%) Intranet
15 26 (0.95%) Wi-Fi
15 26 (0.95%) HTTP
16 25 (0.91%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 424 (15.47%) SQL Server
2 124 (4.52%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 120 (4.38%) SQL Server 2008
4 101 (3.68%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 89 (3.25%) SQL Server 2005
6 88 (3.21%) Data Warehouse
7 67 (2.44%) Oracle Database
8 60 (2.19%) SQL Server 2012
9 49 (1.79%) Oracle Reports
10 48 (1.75%) SQL Server Analysis Services
11 36 (1.31%) Oracle Database 11g
12 30 (1.09%) Relational Database
13 29 (1.06%) MySQL
14 27 (0.99%) MS Access
15 26 (0.95%) SQL Server 2000
16 25 (0.91%) OLAP
17 23 (0.84%) IDOL
18 21 (0.77%) Oracle Database 10g
19 16 (0.58%) DTS
19 16 (0.58%) Data Mining
Development Applications
1 176 (6.42%) Visual Studio
2 89 (3.25%) Team Foundation Server
3 58 (2.12%) QuickTest Pro
4 35 (1.28%) NUnit
5 23 (0.84%) Subversion
6 22 (0.80%) StarTeam
7 21 (0.77%) MSI
8 17 (0.62%) Jenkins
9 16 (0.58%) Selenium
10 15 (0.55%) Dreamweaver
11 13 (0.47%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
12 12 (0.44%) Hudson
12 12 (0.44%) Toad
13 11 (0.40%) VSS/SourceSafe
13 11 (0.40%) JIRA
13 11 (0.40%) SoapUI
13 11 (0.40%) Axure RP
14 10 (0.36%) SpecFlow
14 10 (0.36%) Git (software)
15 5 (0.18%) Oracle APEX
General
1 357 (13.02%) Finance
2 175 (6.38%) Telecoms
3 59 (2.15%) Marketing
4 48 (1.75%) Military
5 38 (1.39%) Retail
6 26 (0.95%) Banking
7 24 (0.88%) Billing
8 23 (0.84%) Publishing
8 23 (0.84%) Manufacturing
9 20 (0.73%) Pharmaceutical
10 19 (0.69%) Legal
11 17 (0.62%) Advertising
12 16 (0.58%) Games
13 14 (0.51%) Dutch Language
14 13 (0.47%) Law
14 13 (0.47%) Back Office
15 10 (0.36%) German Language
16 9 (0.33%) Interactive Media
16 9 (0.33%) Financial Institution
17 8 (0.29%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 499 (18.21%) Analyst
2 343 (12.51%) Developer
3 221 (8.06%) Consultant
4 170 (6.20%) Support Engineer
5 130 (4.74%) Architect
6 128 (4.67%) Project Manager
7 112 (4.09%) Administrator
8 109 (3.98%) .NET Developer
9 106 (3.87%) Support Analyst
10 94 (3.43%) 2nd Line Support
11 82 (2.99%) Desktop Support
12 81 (2.96%) Business Analyst
13 75 (2.74%) Infrastructure Engineer
14 69 (2.52%) Test Analyst
15 65 (2.37%) 1st Line Support
16 53 (1.93%) Coordinator
16 53 (1.93%) Desktop Engineer
17 48 (1.75%) Service Analyst
18 47 (1.71%) Service Desk Analyst
18 47 (1.71%) IT Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 429 (15.65%) .NET
2 275 (10.03%) ASP.NET
3 247 (9.01%) HTML
4 188 (6.86%) XML
5 110 (4.01%) CSS
6 99 (3.61%) JSP
7 91 (3.32%) WCF
8 86 (3.14%) Web Services
9 84 (3.06%) jQuery
10 74 (2.70%) .NET Framework
11 50 (1.82%) ASP.NET MVC
12 44 (1.61%) XSLT
13 42 (1.53%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
14 37 (1.35%) WF
15 33 (1.20%) Ajax
16 28 (1.02%) SOAP
17 26 (0.95%) Middleware
17 26 (0.95%) Application Packaging
18 25 (0.91%) WinForms
19 24 (0.88%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 119 (4.34%) Blackberry
2 89 (3.25%) Management Information System
3 46 (1.68%) Clustering
4 43 (1.57%) Replication
5 41 (1.50%) PKI
5 41 (1.50%) Computer Science
6 33 (1.20%) NHS
7 27 (0.99%) Client/Server
8 24 (0.88%) Mobile App
9 22 (0.80%) Open Source
10 21 (0.77%) Video Conferencing
11 19 (0.69%) Statistics
12 18 (0.66%) iPhone
12 18 (0.66%) E-Learning
13 17 (0.62%) Thin Client
13 17 (0.62%) iPad
13 17 (0.62%) Fat Client
14 16 (0.58%) Enterprise Software
15 13 (0.47%) Data Integration
15 13 (0.47%) GIS
Operating Systems
1 1171 (42.72%) Windows
2 373 (13.61%) Windows 7
3 314 (11.46%) Windows Server 2008
4 277 (10.11%) Windows Server 2003
5 219 (7.99%) Windows XP
6 167 (6.09%) Linux
7 164 (5.98%) UNIX
8 100 (3.65%) Windows Server 2012
9 86 (3.14%) Windows 8
10 50 (1.82%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 42 (1.53%) Windows Vista
12 40 (1.46%) Windows 2000
13 27 (0.99%) Apple iOS
14 24 (0.88%) Android
15 22 (0.80%) Solaris
16 19 (0.69%) Windows 2000 Server
17 15 (0.55%) AIX
18 10 (0.36%) Windows Mobile
18 10 (0.36%) Oracle Linux
19 8 (0.29%) Windows NT
Processes & Methodologies
1 361 (13.17%) ITIL
2 303 (11.05%) Project Management
3 226 (8.25%) Migration
4 194 (7.08%) CRM
5 181 (6.60%) PRINCE2
6 130 (4.74%) Agile Software Development
7 112 (4.09%) Service Management
8 105 (3.83%) Workflow
9 104 (3.79%) Configuration Management
10 103 (3.76%) Business Intelligence
11 100 (3.65%) MVC
12 99 (3.61%) Scrum
13 89 (3.25%) Stakeholder Management
14 88 (3.21%) Service Delivery
15 78 (2.85%) Change Management
16 66 (2.41%) User Acceptance Testing
17 64 (2.33%) Knowledge Management
18 60 (2.19%) TDD
19 59 (2.15%) Test Scripting
20 58 (2.12%) Incident Management
Programming Languages
1 468 (17.07%) SQL
2 318 (11.60%) C#
3 250 (9.12%) JavaScript
4 146 (5.33%) PowerShell
5 129 (4.71%) VB
6 116 (4.23%) T-SQL
7 66 (2.41%) VBScript
7 66 (2.41%) Java
8 65 (2.37%) VB.NET
9 55 (2.01%) C
10 40 (1.46%) VBA
11 33 (1.20%) PL/SQL
12 25 (0.91%) PHP
13 24 (0.88%) C++
14 22 (0.80%) Shell Script
15 19 (0.69%) Perl
16 18 (0.66%) Python
17 16 (0.58%) VB6
18 15 (0.55%) Ruby
19 14 (0.51%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 581 (21.20%) Security Cleared
2 400 (14.59%) SC Cleared
3 247 (9.01%) Microsoft Certification
4 210 (7.66%) DV Cleared
5 191 (6.97%) Degree
6 131 (4.78%) ISTQB
7 121 (4.41%) MCSE
8 91 (3.32%) Cisco Certification
9 86 (3.14%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
10 73 (2.66%) MCP
11 55 (2.01%) MCITP
12 44 (1.61%) CCNA
13 42 (1.53%) ISEB
13 42 (1.53%) CISSP
14 35 (1.28%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
15 32 (1.17%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
16 29 (1.06%) MCSA
17 28 (1.02%) CCNP
18 27 (0.99%) ITIL Certification
19 25 (0.91%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 96 (3.50%) QA
2 93 (3.39%) SLA
3 35 (1.28%) ISO 9001
4 21 (0.77%) PCI DSS
5 11 (0.40%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 10 (0.36%) Data Quality
7 9 (0.33%) P3O
8 8 (0.29%) Sarbanes-Oxley
9 5 (0.18%) COBIT
9 5 (0.18%) JSP 440
10 4 (0.15%) BS15000
11 2 (0.073%) ISO 14001
11 2 (0.073%) BS7799
11 2 (0.073%) BS25999
12 1 (0.036%) GAAP
12 1 (0.036%) TickIT
System Software
1 645 (23.53%) Active Directory
2 169 (6.17%) VMware Infrastructure
3 81 (2.96%) Hyper-V
4 71 (2.59%) XenApp
5 69 (2.52%) Microsoft App-V
6 67 (2.44%) vSphere
7 53 (1.93%) XenDesktop
8 39 (1.42%) VMware ESX
9 38 (1.39%) Terminal Services
10 32 (1.17%) XenServer
11 17 (0.62%) VMware ESXi
12 16 (0.58%) Forefront TMG
13 14 (0.51%) Oracle RMAN
14 13 (0.47%) Snort
14 13 (0.47%) Citrix Presentation Server
15 12 (0.44%) Microsoft Virtual Server
16 10 (0.36%) UAG
17 9 (0.33%) ISA Server
18 6 (0.22%) Oracle RAC
18 6 (0.22%) NLBS
Systems Management
1 174 (6.35%) SCCM
2 59 (2.15%) SCOM
3 44 (1.61%) OpenView Configuration Management
4 35 (1.28%) WSUS
5 32 (1.17%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
6 31 (1.13%) Backup Exec
7 26 (0.95%) HP Quality Center
8 23 (0.84%) Norton AntiVirus
9 21 (0.77%) McAfee ePO
10 20 (0.73%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
10 20 (0.73%) NetBackup
11 15 (0.55%) SCVMM
12 13 (0.47%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
13 11 (0.40%) WMI
13 11 (0.40%) Tivoli
14 10 (0.36%) Nessus
14 10 (0.36%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
14 10 (0.36%) SCDPM
15 9 (0.33%) SAP Afaria
15 9 (0.33%) Cisco CUCM
Vendors
1 312 (11.38%) VMware
2 285 (10.40%) Oracle
3 272 (9.92%) HP
4 246 (8.97%) Citrix
5 201 (7.33%) Cisco
6 66 (2.41%) SAP
6 66 (2.41%) Symantec
7 62 (2.26%) IBM
8 54 (1.97%) Lotus
9 53 (1.93%) Red Hat
10 50 (1.82%) McAfee
11 48 (1.75%) Remedy
12 39 (1.42%) Apple
12 39 (1.42%) Business Objects
13 35 (1.28%) EMC
14 33 (1.20%) CheckPoint
15 31 (1.13%) Juniper
16 30 (1.09%) Adobe
17 29 (1.06%) Dell
17 29 (1.06%) NetApp
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